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back in a big expansannouncement expected from washington today from pentagon chief leon panetta who will announce that he is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat. the move will open up hundreds of thousands of front-line positions. but also the possibility of elite commando jobs. it is a ground-breaking move and panetta's decision gives the military until january of 2016 to argue any special exceptions. some jobs could open as soon as this year. >> the house of representatives has approved a bill to suspend the nation's 16.4 trillion dollar debt ceiling through may's 18th. the bill will prevent the u.s. from going into default. senate majority leader harry reid says that it will also pass the bill. president obama is expected to sign on tuesday when it reaches his desk. >> today the board of trustees will meet to discuss ways to save sampras's goes city college. the school is on the brink of shutting down. that is because the accreditation commission found numerous violations with the college structures and finances. census that met yesterday to talk about the issu
of it centered their grounds. >> major changes are coming for women serving in the army and marines. the pentagon is lifting its ban on women in combat. >> at least 130 female troops were killed in a rock and afghanistan. more than 800 were wounded. in the mility think the decision is long overdue. >> we have a bunch of strong and capable women that can take on the challenge that is thrown at us. women will be able to meet the physical requirements. >> if they can meet the standards than we can stand another soldier who is willing to serve this nation and lead their lives down in a combat role. that is good for our military. >> not every combat position will open on at once. the new policy will be implemented over three years. gretchen's could ask fbranches can ask for for specific desk-i ame payne -- i am ed payne reporting. >> we will be back with more on the weather with erica. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song
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